Meen Kolambu / Fish Curry

  • Fish - ½ kg
  • Tamarind - lemon size
  • Chilli powder - 2 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder - 2 tablespoon
  • Cumin powder - 1 tablespoon
  • Small onion - 5 
  • Coconut - 2 tablespoon

To temper:
  • Oil
  • Mustard
  • Green chilli - 3
  • Curry leaf

  1. Clean the fish and cut them into pieces of required size
  2. Soak tamarind in hot water and extract 1½ cup juice from it
  3. Heat oil in a kadai. When the oil is heat, add mustard and allow it to sputter. Then add green chilli and curry leaf
  4. When they crackle add turmeric powder, chilli powder, tamarind juice, coriander powder and cumin powder
  5. Add coconut and small onion in a mixie and grind it into a smooth paste
  6. Extract juice from the paste if kolambu is required in small quantity or add the paste as such if kolambu is required in large quantity 
  7. When kolambu begins to boil and oil gets separated,  add the fish pieces and close the lid in a low flame for 2 min
  8. Meen kolambu is ready to serve